Michael Legrand is a virtuoso musician with few equals. The three-time Academy Award winner and five-time Grammy winner started his lifelong dedication to music at the ripe age of 11, where he began his study at the Paris Conservatoire.
Legrand has composed more than 200 film and television scores for directors, including Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Brooks, Clint Eastwood and Robert Altman, and has recorded more than 100 albums with international music celebrities.
On March 27 he will be blending his magic for his 50th Anniversary Concert Tribute at 8 p.m. in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Legrand will conduct a 66-piece orchestra and be showcasing the evening’s entertainers: George Benson, Melissa Manchester, Jerry Lewis, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams, Patti Page, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Steve Lawrence.
Actors Jon Voight and Jennifer O’Neill will host the gala, which will air at a later undetermined date as a made-for-TV concert special.
Perhaps the biggest news is the rumored surprise appearance by Sting.
Tickets range from $62.50 to $150 (plus fees); www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com For more concert details: www.MGMLegend.com